How to optimize your fertility and preconception health

Preconception Course

How To optimize your fertility and preconception health

People ask us everyday:

  • How can I prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy?
  • How do I get pregnant faster?
  • What supplements should I take (and avoid) if I’m trying to get pregnant?
  • When should I start taking prenatal vitamins (and what is the best type to take)?
  • Does my partner need vitamins or labs?
  • What’s the best type of exercise when trying to get pregnant?
  • What if I don’t get pregnant as quickly as I hoped?
  • What if I can’t get pregnant after three months...six months...a year...or more?

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

IF SO, YOU’RE ONE SMART COOKIE...AND YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

We Understand How You Think...​

It’s no secret that preconception health is an overlooked aspect of women’s health. Preconception education is truly lacking – the best you’ll often get is “have sex when you’re ovulating”, “start taking prenatals”, and “tell your partner to stay out of the hot tub and switch to boxers.” Or even worse, you’ll land on fear mongering click-bait articles that make you feel afraid to move forward.

But, as a health conscious woman you know there’s got to be more to it than that.

As fertility and pregnancy challenges become increasingly common, women are searching for a trusted resource to help them understand how to use nutrition, supplements, lab testing, and more to improve their fertility and pregnancy outcomes.

Yet, there is a ton of garbage to sift through online. And you and your family deserve much better than that.

We Got You...​

We created Hey Mami because we were tired of the BS and lack of reputable information available. Women deserve better. And we’re here to help.

As board-certified physicians practicing functional medicine, and moms of 3 (each) who’ve overcome our own complex health challenges, we get what you’re going through.

And as clinicians, we’ve worked with thousands of women just like you—women who want to improve and/or optimize their health before getting pregnant and give their baby the very best start.

Helping women get healthy, get pregnant, and stay healthy is our passion.

But…we know we can’t work with everyone one-on-one—which is why we collaborated to bring you this course.

Want to know what happens when two forward thinking female physicians get together to solve a big problem?

You get high quality content that helps you move the needle. For real.

 

Why Take This Course?

This course isn’t just a bunch of superficial ideas and anecdotal evidence thrown together to make you feel “empowered”….

…because if you’ve come this far, chances are you’re looking for much more than that.

Nor is it a painfully dogmatic “program”, “diet”, or “preconception regime” that will leave you feeling worse about your body, state of mind, and ability to be a mother than before you started (because no mami-to-be needs that!).

It’s based on the real work we do in our functional medicine practices every day to help women boost their fertility and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

Which means…we’ll share the very same information we share with our patients, including real fertility and preconception health plans and protocols you can start implementing right now.

In other words, you’ll get everything you need to optimize your fertility and set the stage for a healthy pregnancy…no matter where you are in your preconception journey.

Imagine Yourself Saying...

  • I’m pregnant!
  • I feel more confident that I’m doing the right things for my preconception health and pregnancy.
  • I feel confident about my ability to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy.
  • I know what I need to do!
  • I finally know what to eat, what not to eat, what supplements I need, what labs to ask my doctor to order, the reason(s) it’s taking me so long to get pregnant.
  • I know when to ask for more help!

Introducing...

At long last, the #1 course to help health conscious women set the stage for optimal fertility and a healthy pregnancy.

The Hey Mami online preconception course has everything you need to get you ready for a healthy, safe, and empowered preconception journey now.

By the end of this course you’ll know

  1. What labs will supply the best information about your preconception health (and how to access them)
  2. What foods to eat to support fertility (and which foods to avoid)
  3. What specific supplements to take and why (including the best forms of nutrients and trusted brands)
  4. How to understand your cycle and ovulation (beyond what you learned in sex-ed)
  5. Lifestyle do’s and don’ts when trying to conceive (for mom and dad)
  6. Simple steps to avoid the major reproductive toxins in everyday life (you’ll be shocked where these suckers are hiding out)
  7. How to support gut health, and why it’s important for pregnancy outcomes
  8. What to do if your thyroid needs attention (hint: this is a common cause of fertility issues)
  9. What to do if your hormones are out of whack (another common cause of delayed conception)
  10. What your man needs to know about sperm health (this matter more than most people realize)
  11. Common causes of infertility, and when to see a specialist (this section alone could save you a fortune in time, money, and stress)
  12. How your genetics may influence your nutritional needs during preconception and pregnancy (everyone needs to know this…yet few women or their doctors, do)

Most importantly: this course will give you back the hours and hours you would have spent Google-searching-for-naught, so you can take better care of YOU.

Introducing...

At long last, the #1 course to help health conscious women set the stage for optimal fertility and a healthy pregnancy. The Hey Mami online preconception course has everything you need to get you ready for a healthy, safe, and empowered preconception journey now.

By the end of this course you’ll know:

What labs will supply the best information about your preconception health (and how to access them)
What foods to eat to support fertility (and which foods to avoid)
What specific supplements to take and why (including the best forms of nutrients and trusted brands)
How to understand your cycle and ovulation (beyond what you learned in sex-ed)
Lifestyle do’s and don'ts when trying to conceive (for mom and dad)
Simple steps to avoid the major reproductive toxins in everyday life (you’ll be shocked where these suckers are hiding out)
How to support gut health and why it’s important (for pregnancy outcomes)
What to do if your thyroid needs attention (hint: this is a common cause of fertility issues)
What to do if your hormones are out of whack(another common cause of delayed conception)
What your man needs to know about sperm health (this matters more than most people realize)
Common causes of infertility, and when to see a specialist (this section alone could save you a fortune in time, money, and stress)
How your genetics may influence your nutritional needs during preconception and pregnancy

Most importantly: this course will give you back the hours and hours you would have spent Google-searching-for-naught, so you can take better care of YOU.

Curriculum

The Hey Mami Preconception Course consists of 12 modules that you can take at your own pace…12 days or 12 weeks, whatever works best with your schedule.

Each module is designed to walk you through a step-by-step plan for creating better preconception health.

Setting a strong foundation is critical when embarking on any new phase in life. In this kick-off module, we’ll walk you through:

  • Setting intentions around your journey to a healthy and happy pregnancy
  • How mindset, self care, and stress impact fertility, time to pregnancy, and pregnancy outcomes
  • And how to create a healthy and stable personal atmosphere

This module covers everything you’ve probably forgotten from high school about how your cycle works and much, much more, including:

  • The nitty gritty on your monthly cycle and how to figure out exactly when you’re most fertile (with or without an ovulation tracker)
  • Everything you need to know about egg-health
  • When to have sex to get pregnant (the answer may surprise you!)

Lab tests are truly your best ally in knowing where you stand healthwise before getting pregnant. Without them, it’s really a guessing game as to what nutrients you may be lacking, the state of your hormones, and what other factors may impact your ability to conceive. In this module, we’ll give you the inside scoop on:

  • Exactly which labs to ask for based on your preconception health goals
  • When you may want to go beyond the basic lab tests offered by most healthcare providers
  • Which advanced lab panels we recommend to test for nutrients, thyroid health, adrenal function, hormonal levels, and more

This is the #1 question we get from mamis-to-be. In this lesson you’ll learn all about the role food and nutrients play in preconception health, including:

  • The best foods to support fertility and hormonal balance
  • Which foods you should avoid when trying to get pregnant (hint: it’s not just large fish and refined sugar)
  • How to uncover food sensitivities which may compromising your health
  • Plus extra bonus content: “Deep Dive into Nutrigenomics”—how to dial in on the best foods for your unique genetics

Much attention is paid to the importance of prenatal vitamins for pregnant women. However, nearly nobody talks about the special nutritional needs of women who are planning to become pregnant. In this lesson you’ll learn:

  • Why we recommend all mamis-to-be eat a healthy diet and supplement with specific micronutrients
  • The science behind which supplements support the preconception stage
  • Helpful tips on sourcing high-quality supplements—including which forms of nutrients are most absorbable and trusted, third-party-tested brands

In Module 6, we’ll cut through the fads and help you dial in which lifestyle habits will help create the best conditions for pregnancy. This includes:

  • Tips for better quality sleep
  • The stress-hormone connection (and how to make it work for you)
  • The role your mental and emotional health plays in fertility, and how to create a more positive mindset
  • How relationships can make or break your health
  • What types of exercise are best for preconception health
  • How to activate your relaxation response anytime you need it

This topic doesn’t get near enough attention in the health space or media…so get ready for a deep dive, ladies! Module 7 will teach you where sneaky reproductive toxins are hiding out and how to avoid them without breaking a sweat. Highlights include:

  • The most common (and most shocking) reproductive toxins hiding in your home, kitchen, pantry, garden shed, bathroom, cleaning caddy, makeup bag, and laundry room
  • A list of actionable steps to clean up your food, environment, and personal care products (these steps can also be applied to selecting safer items for baby)
  • A ditch-and-switch style checklist for replacing the toxic stuff with the good stuff

Believe it or not, gut health (even before endocrine/hormonal health) is a cornerstone of healthy fertility and pregnancy outcomes. This module will show you how to best support your gut and digestive health during this phase, including:

  • Healing elixirs for challenging digestive complaints including leaky gut syndrome, IBS, chronic indigestion, and more
  • The gut-hormone-mood connection, and how it directly impacts your fertility, time to pregnancy, and pregnancy outcomes
  • The best foods and supplements to support your gut health before baby (including which probiotics to eat and/or take to speed digestive healing)

The thyroid is a small, yet powerful gland that plays an underappreciated role in fertility. Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about thyroid health and a healthy conception and pregnancy, including:

  • The little-known signs and symptoms of a thyroid issue (many of which go undetected by women and their doctors)
  • Why your thyroid could be a roadblock to conception even if your thyroid lab work came back “normal”
  • Exactly which lab panels will uncover thyroid health issues that could be impacting your hormonal health and fertility (hint: the TSH test barely scratches the surface)
  • How to give your thyroid, and fertility, a major boost in just a few weeks…and much more

Most of us know that hormone imbalance can cause mood swings, painful periods, and fertility issues. But, very few women (or medical providers for that matter) know what causes their hormones to go haywire, how different types of hormones—such as reproductive, adrenal, and thyroid for example—are interconnected, and how to truly fix the problem. After this lesson, you’ll understand how it all fits together, plus you’ll learn:

  • How to identify hormone imbalance vs. another health problem
  • The main causal factors behind common hormonal imbalances
  • Why you probably don’t need hormone replacement therapy (including bio-identical hormones), and what to do instead…and much, much more on this fascinating topic

You already know it takes two to make a baby, but did you know your partner’s health is just as important as your own when it comes to getting pregnant? That means Dad’s not off the hook when it comes to preconception health. This lesson tackles the male-fertility-factor, including:

  • Common causes of male fertility challenges
  • Which labs dads should ask for to check for potential issues
  • The best foods, supplements, and lifestyle factors that support sperm health

Fertility issues, such as taking 6-12 months to get pregnant or having a miscarriage, aren’t that uncommon. However, infertility, defined as the inability to conceive, does impact a notable segment of couples…but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need drastic medical treatment. This module will walk you through:

  • The most common and little-known, causes of infertility in women and men
  • Alternative treatments with a proven track record of success 
  • And when to see a fertility specialist

You'll Also Get...

In addition to lifetime access to the 12 video modules, you’ll also get…
  • Comprehensive questionnaires to help you track and better understand your current state of health
  • Worksheets to organize your thoughts and questions to bring with you to your healthcare provider
  • Quick Reference Guides to keep things simple and help keep you on track
  • Step-by-step instructions on achieving better fertility and a healthier pregnancy
  • Lifelong access so you can go at your own pace and rewatch as you please

Questions? Check Out Our FAQ's

This Hey Mami course is a self-paced online program consisting of 12 modules, which means you can take your time, or binge watch as you please!

Anticipate about 30 minutes per module, which includes video lessons, worksheets, and questionnaires. Totally doable…even for crazy-busy mamis.

For the life of the course! This means you can go at your own pace and refer back to any module whenever you want.

If you haven’t yet read our Definitive Guide to Preconception Health—you should, it has a ton of great information! This course goes deeper into all aspects of fertility and preconception health, with live video lessons with the doctors behind Hey Mami, worksheets, quick reference guides, and much more. Think of the definitive guide as a primer, and this as your “master class”.

While it’s impossible for us to know what you already know, most of our participants are already pretty well versed in preconception health…so we think the answer is YES! As functional medicine physicians, our perspective on preconception health is a little bit different than most doctors’ or mommy-bloggers’. For example, we acknowledge that the body is an interconnected system that works together on all levels. We understand that creating health means more than just getting a once-a-year physical, exercising now and than, and not eating too much fat, sugar, or salt. And when the body experiences dysfunction or disease, we don’t just look at how to minimize symptoms, we look for the reason why so we can help patients create sustainable health for the long-term.

Absolutely not! This is educational content aimed to empower and inform you, so you can have more productive conversations with your healthcare team. While we (Drs. Alex and Christine) are practicing medical doctors, we cannot replace your healthcare providers…which brings us to our next FAQ:

Hell no! We are doctors…but we are not your doctors nor can we provide care within this setting, and this course does not establish a physician-patient relationship. We are here to educate and inform you so that you can rock mamihood… but we want you to see your doctor and follow their advice.

We’ll venture to say no. It’s taken us decades of medical training, postgraduate education, years of missed sleep, thousands of hours of research, specialized training in functional medicine…and lots of life experience to bring this specialized knowledge to you. And as you know, Google is a crazy and sometimes scary rabbithole…all the more reason to sign up today, save loads of time, and get the real facts you need to make informed choices.

A few things set this course apart from what’s already out there. #1: This course is deeply rooted in scientific research, not theory, anecdotal evidence, or someone else’s experience…which may or may not work for you. But we also bring something really special to the table—we are both board-certified physicians with a passion for preconception health, we’ve worked with thousands of patients, and we are also experienced moms-of-three each. So we understand, intimately, what women want and need to know when preparing for pregnancy and motherhood.

No refunds, this course is final sale. Why? Because we give you all the content all at one so you can binge watch all day long. We know you have a timeline, and that some of you need this content ASAP while others can take their time. Unfortunately that means no refunds (so make sure you’ve read through the course curriculum fully before committing).

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions that we didn’t answer here, drop us a line at our Contact page and a real person will answer you back.

NOW IS THE TIME TO CREATE THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITIONS FOR A HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY…

SO WHY WAIT?
THIS COURSE WAS BUILT FOR YOU!

Preconception Course

How to optimize your fertility and preconception health

About Alejandra Carrasco, M.D.
and Christine Maren, D.O.

We are doctors Alejandra Carrasco M.D. and Christine Maren D.O. We’re board-certified through the American Board of Family Medicine, and certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. We’re on a mission to support women as they navigate mamihood—from preconception through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. As mamis of 3 (each!), we got you.

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